Toddlers and 2-Year Old Programming

"I'm just a kid, I have a lot of stuff to do yet."

~ Clint Eastwood

Our commitment to quality care continues in our Toddler and 2-year old rooms.  Children at this age are eager learners who energetically interact with materials and people.  We at the center realize that an environment and curriculum that encourages each child's growing need of independence is a basis for developing and mastering life skills and a positive self esteem.  By playing in both large and small groups, these children will learn valuable social skills needed to effectively interact with others. While engaging in fun activities toddlers and 2-year olds will discover their likes and talents and will be exposed to fundamentals such as: colors, shapes, self-help skills, as well as social and language development.

Children under the age of 2 years old will have a notebook system for direct communication with their teacher(s).  In this notebook the teacher will log the daily activities, feedings and the rest times of your child.  Parents will be asked to list pertinent information that will ensure the individualized schedule of each child is up-to-date, to inculde but not limited to: the last time your child ate, slept and was changed, as well as mood and sleeping patterns of the night before.  Parents of 2-year olds will find daily information posted in the Parent Area of the room.

 

Arts for Kids has an individualized program for the needs of children ages of

 

 

 

6-weeks to 2-years old.

 

 

All children will have individual contact and attention through feeding, diapering and learning experience.

 

Each child will follow their individual routine of feeding and sleeping set by their home environment.

 

The children will be provided with equipment to fit their educational development and creative expression appopriate to their age level.

 

Daily communication with parents: 

~  A notebook for each child under two years of age will be sent home with parents summarizing child's activities.

 

Parents will bring back notebook with information for teachers.

 

Staff will ensure that throughout the day infants will be moved into different activities.

Potty Training Policy 

 

If parents and the center are in agreement that a child is developmentally ready, Arts for Kids will begin to encourage potty training at age 2.

 

At 2-1/2 years old age, regular potty training is part of our daily program and routine.  Children will be encouraged to wear pull-ups or underwear (depending on progress) and have plenty of extra pull-ups or underwear on hand.  They will be taken to the bathroom every 2 hours (possibly more often at the beginning).  If a child is wearing underwear, they will be put in a pull-up or diaper for naps, unless completely trained.  We will use lots of praise for a "job well done" and lots of understanding when "accidents happen" if a child has a rough day.

 

Sometimes potty training can happen overnight and sometimes it can be a long process - we just need to have a lot of patience.

October 2021 News!

Toddler I

Acorns, squirrels, leaves falling, smells of fall!

Hello everyone! We had some nice weather starting out this fall season!  We are enjoying our buggy rides on the river walk. We’ve seen boats,

ducks, seagulls and the beautiful water!

Our friends are having fun outside on the playground tossing balls, rocking on the teeter totter and riding on riding toys!

We painted apples with a luffa, put tissue paper on apples and used do-a-dot markers on school buses.

It’s nice to have everyone back from all the sickness we recently experienced. Hopefully this month will be better! Any questions you have please ask myself or Lori! We are here for you and especially to take good care of your child!

We are all having fun and learning about each other! We’ve had some sand play with sea shells and leaves too!

Have a bootiful October!

Karen & Lori

God Bless you All!

Toddler II 

Wow, September sure flew by! We had fun learning and doing activities about Back to School, colors, apples, leaves and farms!

Our friend Kate turned 2 and we welcomed Luca up from Toddler I.

We still need photos from several families for our friends and family

posters! As a reminder, they can be e-mailed straight to the office and they will print them for me.

We’re looking forward to a splendid October, and we can’t wait to see where it takes us!    

Cal & Ms. Tina

Toddler III 

Welcome Fall! We have  already enjoyed talking about fall and doing some different things with fall and apples last month. We got to know each other as classmates and we are getting along well. I enjoy this group of kiddos and their personalities very much!                                                         This coming month we will be talking about trees and leaves, weather, pumpkins and Halloween. Look for more info later this month about a Halloween party for our class!

As always, we are working on using our signs and words throughout the day, as well as working together and being kind to each other.

Also, as the weather gets chillier, be sure to have a jacket here. We go out right at 9 in the morning and it is sometimes cool when we go out!

Have a great month!

Marie

2's I

Happy Fall!

I hope everyone had a great September! Last month our themes were: Back to School, Shapes/Numbers/Colors, All About Me, Friendship/Sharing and Apples. The kids had lots of fun with friendship/sharing and they really enjoyed the friendship fruit salad!

The themes this month are: Apples, Fire Prevention Week, Superheroes/Kindness, Harvest/Pumpkins and Halloween.

Parents please make sure that your child has extra clothes in their cubby. Also, please provide a sweatshirt or light jacket. The weather is getting colder. If you have any questions or concerns about your child please feel free to ask anytime.

Thank you,

Ms. Ashley

2’s-II

Happy Fall All,

Last month felt like a very long busy month. We did so many activities back here in 2s II. The kids that moved up from the toddler room in the beginning of the month are adjusting well to the new classroom. I have loved getting to know all the kiddos. I have noticed that some of my friends need help on their colors, shapes and using their words rather then screaming for something they want. We have been working on our colors by doing file folders, naming the color on our shirt, and trying to name different colors around the room. We have been trying to name shapes by looking at shape books, shape flash cards, shape toys, and other shape activities. When a friend is taking a toy away from another friend, they tend to scream instead of using their words. I kindly remind them that I do not know what they want unless they use their words like, “Please give it back.” The first week of September our theme was All About Me. I learned what the kids like to eat, how many family members they have and so much more. We got to pick our favorite colors while painting. The next week our theme was shapes/colors. Our favorite activity that week was playing in the colored bubbly water looking for shapes hidden in the bubbles. The following week we got to talk about pets. The kids loved sharing their pictures of their pets at home! The last week we talked about fall. We went on a leaf hunt, played with pine cones and acorns in our sensory bin and got to eat yummy apples with caramel. I am excited for this month to see more progress with my friends and especially see them in their costumes for Halloween. I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe month. If you ever have any questions please let me know, if I do not see you, you can always email me on hi-mama.

Ms. Laura

2's-III

Hello Families and welcome to October in 2’s III!

September was a great month for us as we got used to our new room with lots of getting to k now you activities.

We used our language skills to talk about ourselves, our families, our pets, shapes, our favorite colors and fall. We used our language skills to talk about ourselves, our families, our pets, shapes and colors and used a variety of items for art activities. We explored sand and water, played match games, pretended to be various animals and even tried bowling.

This month we will learn about firefighters and fire safety for fire prevention week, become superheroes, and continue our exploration of fall with harvest/Halloween activities and observations of the changing of the season.

As we move farther into fall, please bring a sweatshirt or light jacket for your child as it does get a little chilly on our playgrounds in the morning.

As always, please feel free to ask if you have any questions about your child’s day or if you have any other concerns.

I hope you have a wonderful month!

Ms. Sara B & 2’s III